Unwind Time: a Perfect Post-Party DIY Bath Recipe

Faith Xue

After the whirlwind of the Christmas holiday party circuit, you might be feeling a bit exhausted, which is exactly why a DIY milk soak should be a part of your post-fete detox this weekend. Natural beauty expert and skincare line founder Indie Lee has shared an exclusive recipe with us to soothe your tired body and leave your skin baby-soft. 

The Ingredients
1 cup organic whole milk
1 tbsp. baking soda
1 tsp. raw honey
1 tsp. vanilla extract
6 drops ylang ylang
6 drops jasmine

“Milk has been used in bathing for centuries (and in many cultures) for its hydrating and softening properties,” Lee says. “This recipe is great for reviving after holiday parties, or simply sneaking away for a few minutes to soothe skin. The blend of ylang ylang and jasmine offers an aromatherapeutic blend, while baking soda detoxifies and alkalises the body. The result: silky-smooth skin!”


1. Cook the milk, baking soda, vanilla, and honey over low heat until warm.

2. Remove from heat, add essential oils, and stir.

3. Pour mixture into bathwater and relax in milky water for 10-15 minutes. 

4. Enjoy!

If you're just too tired to make your own, try Aromatherapy Associates Relax Deep Bath & Shower Oil ($88) for a soothing treat. 

What’s your favourite bath recipe? Tell us below!

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